At the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Associations’ ESG conference in London, trustees and campaigners warn that fiduciary duty is hindering pension funds’ ability to allocate capital towards climate solutions.
UK local authority asset owners are showing increased interest in natural capital to help decarbonise and diversify their portfolios
Asset owners should manage expectations better, as the rapidly evolving climate finance ecosystem makes it increasingly challenging to set long-term goals that are achievable
Aysha Gilmore explores how UK asset owners are investing in carbon offsets such as timberland to help them transition to net zero
While some asset owners are taking a pioneering first-mover approach, others struggle to find appropriate investment opportunities
The British government has targeted the defined contribution sector and the LGPS as key potential investors to fund the country’s energy transition, but the move is facing challenges
Investors are looking at car charge points, cables, battery storage, interconnectors, and other opportunities in the broader energy transition value chain
Patrick O'Hara and Edward Baker from LGPS Central talk to Net Zero Investor about the pensions pools newly launched net zero strategy.
Stewardship practices, especially escalation and divestment policies, will weaken if COP leaders opt for a 2C or 1.8C global temperature target, pension funds say